Source: US State of Missouri
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – Since March of this year, much of Northwest Missouri along the Missouri River has seen chronic flooding and subsequent road closures. Now, in addition to those long-term closures, flash flooding has affected many roads across the region. Missouri Department of Transportation crews are monitoring road conditions closely and have closed several sections of roadway in the Northwest due to flooding.
With flash flooding, roads can be closed or reopened on short notice. To see the most up-to-date list of known roadways closed due to flooding, travelers have a few options:
- MoDOT’s App: Search “MoDOT Traveler Information” in your app store
- MoDOT’s online Traveler Information Map, found at: http://traveler.modot.org/map/
- Text report of flooded roads, sortable by county: http://traveler.modot.org/report/modottext.aspx?type=flood
- MoDOT’s 24-hour Customer Service line: 888 ASK MODOT (1-888-275-6636)
Motorists are reminded to stay alert and to not drive through any water over the roadway. It only takes six inches of water (or less!) to lose control of your vehicle and possibly be swept into rising floodwaters. For more facts and tips, visit https://www.modot.org/current-flood-information.
Any time there is water over the roadway, there may be unseen damage to the road surface below. Do not drive through water over a roadway or around construction barricades. MoDOT encourages all motorists to Turn Around! Don’t Drown!
To report a roadway with water on it, please call our 24-hour Customer Service line at 888 ASK MODOT (1-888-275-6636).
For information about the ongoing flooding closures and mobility restoration efforts from the spring floods, please visit the 2019 Northwest Missouri Flooding web page: https://www.modot.org/2019-northwest-missouri-flooding